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Take a glimpse inside our Programme
Learn all about the Danish Crown Graduate Programme, including the benefits of rotations across the company, our focus on your learning and development and how we build our leadership pipeline through the Programme.

Programme Structure

Our two-year Graduate Programme features three different eight-month rotations, across three different business units and departments. This structure allows you to explore diverse career opportunities while gaining insight into Danish Crown’s value chain.

As part of the Programme, you will live and work abroad (outside of Denmark) for eight months in one of our business units. Here you will broaden your perspective, experience new cultures, gain international experience and learn about Danish Crown’s international challenges and opportunities. Our team will support you with day-to-day practicalities like housing and networking, as well as with tax and insurance.

Graduates have been on exciting rotations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Spain and more.

Learning & Development

In addition to your hands-on learning during rotations, 5 professional training and development courses are integrated into the Programme.

In the Danish Crown Graduate Programme, we prioritize continuously improving your toolbox both professionally and personally.

Being part of the Graduate Programme means that you have a wide range of opportunities to learn and develop, both professionally and personally. Much of this will come through on the job training in your rotations, where you gain broad functional insights into different business areas, as a graduate group you will also gather to participate in structured training.

You will experience 5 structured training modules covering multiple areas. A consistent thread throughout, is a deep understanding of our business units, cooperative structure and complex value chain. To support this, training is held across different Danish Crown offices and production sites with input from a diverse group of leaders, who share their leadership stories and experiences. 

Across the 5 modules you can expect to learn about

Business understandingDriving ResultsLeading SelfManaging ChangeLeading OthersProject Management
Learn more about our business units, cooperative structure, our complex value chain from farm to fork and be inspired by guest speakers from our leadership group.Build your toolbox in problem solving, strategy creation, decision making and influencing, allowing you to deliver results now and in the future .Expect to gain real insights into your personality and apply it into topics such as stakeholder management, expectations management and giving/receiving feedback.In an ever-changing business environment, gain the skills necessary to be a change agent, handle resistance and learn more to contribute to our diversity & inclusion ambitions.Understand the transition from being an individual contributor to leading others, giving you the foundation for a future leadership career.Our structured project management training gives you the tools and knowledge of how to drive and deliver projects of varying size and complexity.

In addition to training modules and on-the-job training, as a Graduate, you will be allocated a dedicated Mentor from day 1 – typically a senior leader. Your mentor will advise you, help you navigate within the business, support your development and challenge you to maximise your potential.

Learn about our application and recruitment process for the Graduate Programme
Recruitment Process and Application
Are you curious about life as a graduate in Danish Crown?
Learn about their typical workday, why they chose the Danish Crown Graduate Programme and much more.

“The backbone to our success is being able to share experiences within the network and we can develop collectively and individually” – Hannah Griesshammer, former Graduate
Meet our graduates